Commitment to Community & Growth

QIC: VSquared
Date: 03/26/2019
PAX: Free Candy, Threeskin, Iron Butt, Road House, Dirk, Sunburn, Fissure, She Shed, Best in Show, FNG-Whoopi, Peanuts, Ducktales, Sidekick
AO: Boneyard




The Disclaimer:

This is a free, volunteer, peer-led workout.

I am not a professional.

I have no knowledge of any injuries or fitness considerations.

It is each person’s responsibility to be safe and modify exercises if you need to.

Do not get hurt.

But if you do we will carry you to your car if necessary.


  1. Warm-Up (@ Parking Lot 1):
    1. Meet in parking lot, legs warm up:
      1. Forward Fold (x10)
      2. Abe Bigotas (x10)
      3. (On 6) Bicycles (x20)
      4. ¡Recover!
      5. Imperial Walkers (x20)
      6. Squats (x10)
    2. Mosey around the back of the loop
      1. Ass Kickers
      2. High Knees
      3. 75% run to under bridge by rocks (select one
      4. for each hand)
    3. To Tennis Court (all the way up the sidewalk and back down the path) and Arms Up!
      1. Little Arm Circles forward x10
      2. Little Arm Circles backward x10
      3. Cherry Pickers (x10)
      4. Moroccan Nightclub (x10)
      5. (On belly) Push Ups (x40, oyo), hood plank until everyone finishes!
      6. Up Dog, Down Dog;
      7. ¡Recover!
      8. Two lines, mosey back down the path and around, guy next to you is your partner.

The Thang

Title of exercises or routine

    1. Mosey to workout equipment: Modified Dora: as many as possible of each piece of equipment while the other fell runs to home plate and back.
      1. Shoulder Press;
      2. Forward Bend;
      3. Leg Raisers;
      4. Dip Bars;
      5. Box Jumps (pick your station);
      6. Pull Ups;
      7. Squats on the wobbly station;
      8. Mericans on the other wobbly station;
      9. Leg Press.
    2. Mosey up to lot #3 for CoM.
  1. Circle of Mary,
    1. ## different HIM called out core based exercises.


“Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.”

Look around:

Think about your neighbors,

that’s who your here for;

Think about your places of worship and fellow worshipers,

that’s who your here for.

Think about our families,

that’s who your here for.

Pinch yourselves 😉

That’s who your here for.

Take a moment of silence, remember those who have given their lives both recently and in history past for your life, liberty, and property,

that’s who your here for.

Think about your God,

that’s who you will answer to and are here for.

Take another look around,

see those other men who you struggled with this morning, who you have been struggling with for many mornings?

That’s who your here for,

because all of the above starts right here in our circles, in our cadence, and our sweet, and fellowship and faith.

There are other things that go along with a good start that we have been talking about recently, making your bed, getting in the Word of God, and in your place of communal worship, and being an intentional part of the health of your body and community is a damn good addition.

Your own transformations and the opening this new AO should be encouragements to us all that this our efforts yield results even in the short run.

So keep it. Keep showing up! Rather it’s here or at another AO, keep those reasons you show up in mind and that alarm clock will start to turn into a trumpet calling you to another chance to steward those significant things a little better and that will spill over into other areas of your life, too.

Thanks for being here, Fellas, thanks for giving me another good reason and a great platform to get up.

Simultaneously I want to call you to commit to growth, because growth takes commitment to place. Sometimes we are called to change place and sometimes we are called to stay. We see this all around us, though that theme is particularly relevant in the Bible.

This morning I want to ask you to commit this place. Commit to showing up not only regularly but here. That doesn’t mean that you can’t ever visit other AOs or go to other AOs on other days, but it’s something we have to do be come a coherent super local group.

That is a unique thing about F3 Chattanooga, and we have seen it grow Hill City like crazy and it’s grown in Cleveland like crazy because it was a group of super locals that are committed to consistency in that place. So let’s commit to South Chattanooga at least until we are called to commit somewhere else. 

It will mean being around some different men regularly, but it will also yield great places for other men to step into the circle. If we want F3 to keep growing we have to commit to consistency and to place. Find the place that is right for you, make sure that it has the right risk/tension/growth factors and commit.

Thank you for joining me today as we start that process here in South Chattanooga. I hope to see you again next week.

Closed with CoT and BoM.


Only had to dodge one bullet … as it lay on the ground in the parking lot. Awesome group of guys that I am so excited to get to know better as we plant and grow this old Boneyard!

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